The Philadelphia 76ers lost their fifth game in their last seven, falling to the San Antonio Spurs 93-76 on the road. Both teams were shorthanded. The Spurs without Tim Duncan and the Sixers down Andre Iguodala due to a knee injury. Philadelphia couldn't find any offensive rhythm, shooting 41.2 percent from the field and just 1-of-9 from beyond the 3-point arc.
The Spurs led by as many as 21 points late in the fourth quarter. They went on a 12-2 run over a nearly seven-minute stretch from the end of the third quarter into the fourth. Tony Parker led the way with 21 points and seven assists for the game. Meanwhile DeJuan Blair picked up the slack for Duncan, scoring 19 while adding six rebounds.
Elton Brand scored just 12 points to lead the Sixers to go along with nine rebounds. Philadelphia got little help from its two points guards. Jrue Holiday and Louis Williams went just 5-for-14 and 4-for-14 from the field, respectively, and were a combined 0-for-4 from long range.
The 76ers will look to rebound at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night, before visiting the Washington Wizards on Friday.
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